Property SummaryA former Gamekeepers Cottage and Kennels beautifully transformed into two charming country properties with westerly views to Loch Fyne and beyond.
Lodge Cottage and Kennels Cottage are formed by two structures. The main house and the redeveloped former kennels. The main house is of cream colour painted render finish under a slated roof and the kennels also of cream painted render finish under a roof of concrete tile.
With the appropriate planning permissions, warrants and consents, it might be possible to integrate the two properties into one. Equally, for those that may wish to generate income from self-catering opportunities the parcel lends itself well for living in one and letting the other.
Outer rear main door to entrance reception hallway with tiled floor, sun lounge/garden room with multi fuel burner, exposed ceiling beams in vaulted ceiling, inner hallway with domestic hot tank store and tiled floor, bathroom with shower over bath, bedroom 1 with good oak hardwood bedroom furniture, window seat stores and access to roof space, dining room with multi fuel burner, door to front gardens and attic access, steps up to galley style fitted kitchen.
Outer door to entrance reception hallway with terra cotta tiled floor, bedroom 1, shower room, inner hallway with laundry and loft access, bedroom 2, internal door to double garage and workshop.
Water pump store, vented wood shed, 2 x box profile steel general purpose equipment and machinery stores.
Stone gate piers at estate entrance to gravel surfaced entrance driveway, turning and vehicle hard standing apron, deer fence protected beds stocked with a wide variety of specimen shrubs, bushes, border plants and trees, all under planted with spring bulbs. Fruit bearing trees, blueberry bushes and soft fruit canes in walled garden created from former dog runs, pond and stream sequence in front gardens. Rear gardens are to grass with mature trees and spring bulbs, lawns break into mature semi ancient native woodlands fringed with rhododendrons, pleasant woodland clearings have fruit bearing trees, 2 x tranquil streams with mini waterfall, silver and gold sediment. The major of the streams forms the water supply for the property where the 3000L water settlement and storage tank is located.
Lodge Cottage is situated in a delightful rural location about 5.2 miles from Kames and about 6 miles from the new west coast destination of Portavadie. The house enjoys a prominent setting amid own gardens of about 4.1 acres from where there are panoramic north westerly aspects and dramatic sunsets over adjacent rolling countryside to the waterscape of Loch Fyne, Ardrishaig and beyond.
Kames is just south of Tighnabruaich and both towns have local shops and services that easily cater for most everyday needs and requirements. Tarbert, served by ferry service from Portavadie, also has local shops and excellent seafood vendors. Dunoon offers a further and fuller range of shopping, educational and professional services as would be expected of a regional market town.
Kilfinnan is about 3 miles to the north on the B8000 with Otter Ferry about 6.8 miles
The nearest primary school is in Tighnabruaich while the secondary schools are Dunoon Grammar and Tarbet High.
Glasgow is about 58 miles (via the Dunoon Ferry) and offers a full range of higher and further educational services as well as all the cultural and professional services normally connected with a major city.
Portavadie, is about 6 miles away to the south, which in recent years has seen significant investment in creating a modern state of the art Marina infrastructure with associated chandlery and restaurant facilities. More recently has seen the further opening of a health spa with its fitness and conditioning suites as well as indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. The marina is fast gaining a reputation among the sailing communities as a must-go to destination and many drive from Glasgow to the marina for culinary days and evenings out.
Tarbert is 10.1 miles to the west and there is a ferry service from Portavadie direct to Tarbert.
The area offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits including cycle routes, challenging hill climbs, walks and several golf courses. The recently established Cowal Way stretches from Portavadie in the West and travels eastwards for 31 miles through some of the most dramatic and picturesque sea and landscapes in the west coast.
Lodge Cottage is in a situation of great natural scenic beauty where there are wonderful wildlife sightings. One regularly sees red squirrels, red and roe deer, occasionally otters and pine martins, birdlife includes a wonderful range of song birds, golden eagles, tawny owls, woodpeckers, grouse, pheasants and more, all in this beautiful part of the eastern side of Loch Fyne.
Sea, river and loch fishing are also available in the area as are a number of commercially run shoots. Some of the local estates allow stalking by arrangement.
For sailors, the sea lochs of the west of Scotland offer safe anchorages as well as spectacular coastal sailing; there are marina and chandlery services at Rhu, Inverkip, Dunoon, Tighnabruaich, Portavadie, Ardrishaig and Tarbert.
From Glasgow city centre, leave in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 21 miles to arrive at Port Glasgow. Follow signs Greenock and Gourock on the A770 for 8 miles to reach the Western Ferry terminal at McInroys Point. Take the ferry to Hunters Quay Dunoon. Leave the terminal and turn right on the A815 through Sandbank. After 3.5 miles turn left on to the B836. Travel for 11 miles before turning right on to the A886. Travel for 1.5 miles then turn left onto the B8003. Travel for 7 miles to reach Tighnabruaich. Proceed south through Tighnabruaich through Kames and continue in a westerly direction on the B8000. After a further 1.3 miles to reach Millhouse. At Millhouse turn right and continue on the B8000 continuing for a further 3.5 miles. Turn left signposted Meldalloch. Proceed along the single track road for about 0.5 miles, proceed through the stone estate entrance gate piers to find Lodge Cottage on the left hand side.